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Pop Songstress KEHLI announces new single ‘Believe It’ 

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Pop Songstress KEHLI announces new single ‘Believe It’ 

RELEASE DATE: 20 September via Rough Bones LTD

“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.” Officialcharts.com

“[One Last Kiss] provides us with an energetic introduction to this exciting new talent.” When The Horn Blows

“In addition to the excellent track, ‘One Last Kiss’ also shows off the rising Irish pop star’s fantastic vocals.” Celeb Mix

London-based pop starlet KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September via Rough Bones LTD. Recorded at the prestigious SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode) the track was mastered by Mike Marsh (Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris). It follows on from her hugely popular ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo).

KEHLI has worked alongside acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Anne Marie, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also recently Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, reached over 44K monthly listeners. She’s also seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, Ear Milk, Hot Press, The Irish Times and Chill Sounds Good.

KEHLI first made waves when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs. The Dublin native had already gained invaluable experience performing on shows such as X-Factor and The Voice, and had started to pique the interest of fans around the globe, but the power of social media led to an introduction with New York/London based songwriter/producer MSRD, who worked alongside her to cultivate her soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.

KEHLI is influenced by acts such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye, but it is her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop trends that brings a distinctive edge to her sound, while at the same time drawing parallels to contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

On ‘Believe It’ KEHLI lets her crystalline vocals take centre stage, underpinned by a bold beat and gutsy electronic textures. Teaming up with the same powerhouse production team KID ETERNAL as her previous release, the track showcases her magnetic performance abilities, with a certain brave, defiant spirit that is a testament to her live-wire charisma. ‘Believe It’ captures both her vibrant spirit as well as her arresting voice, to create a snappy and utterly enjoyable pop offering.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “I recorded ‘Believe it’ this summer at SARM Studios and had the best time! It’s a fun track that I hope people include in their prinks playlist as it gets me in the mood to go out! Love the upbeat tempo and energy of it!!”.

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Cat Lundy new single ‘Burn’ now available to stream on Spotify

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Cat Lundy, a 60’s, blues-inspired storyteller.  With raw, unapologetic emotion, she delivers her truth.  Her debut album 9 Lives is influenced by love, heartbreak and relationships. A classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music, and a self-taught guitarist, she has performed her original songs in venues in London,  New York’s ‘The Bitter End’ (where she had a residency) and Los Angeles’ ‘House of Blues’.

Cat finished recording her debut album with producer Ger Mc Donnell in 2018.  Ger has worked with artists such as U2, Kasabian, The Cure and Martha Wainwright…to name a few.     

What Cat has to say about music: “I believe music can change the world around us, even if it is for just three and a half minutes”

Check out Cats new single BURN here:

She has supported Fantastic Negrito, American Grammy winner on his Irish tour; ‘…. Cat has it all, she has the goods’ – Fantastic Negrito 2019. She has been described from reviews as “a breath of fresh air, she is sweet, salty and a first-class storyteller.” “Vocally she is smooth as honey.”

On Burn, Cat says “Burn is a song about feeling complete emptiness after a lost and toxic love. The song is cathartic and
is a message to people that you can liberate yourself from all ties to the past. Personal belongings and money mean very little. To escape unscathed is a triumph and the human heart is stronger than we can comprehend’.

Cat’s influences include Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Jeff
Buckley, Ray Charles, Ray Lamontagne & Amy Winehouse.

Cat controls each song from the start to finish. She is effortless and cool and knows how to lure her listeners in. You can hear a pin drop as she holds her audience spellbound. The brand new single ‘Burn’ is off her forthcoming studio album is out Aug 30th. 

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Sia Babez Reaches over 1 MILLION radio impacts on Irish Radio in less than two months!

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Seorsia Jack AKA ‘Sia Babez’ is an Irish/Zimbabwean solo female artist, born in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. Fast gaining a reputation in the music industry as being an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter, Sia has been working diligently on her new and upcoming EP ‘Inception‘ which has been garnering the attention of various Grammy nominated Music Producers, A&R Executives and Management companies in both USA, UK, Europe and Africa.

Her single ‘Hit My Line’ has just been released alongside an official music video:

The song has garnered the attention of Irish radio and in just under 2 months it has reached over 1.7 MILLION listeners Nationwide across Irish radio.  It has just been added to numerous playlists across Ireland including iRadio, 2fm, Rte Pulse and many more. 

Sia began singing at the age of 2 with her influences ranging from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Cher, Beyonce, Bob Marley and Bobby Brown to name but a few. Her passion for music lead her to write from the age of 9. She later took up drama school and music: piano, violin, vocal coaching along with choreography to develop her talents and pursue her dream of being a performer.  

As a writer and artist her relatable lyrics, strong singing ability and cultural background has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial RnB/Pop identity under the guise Sia Babez. Through the use of her active growing social media presence, Seorsia has managed to get noticed by various music industry tycoons and fans all over the world. 

Check Sia Babez out, to see what all the hype is really about, you’ll soon agree that this is an emerging act that is ready to make her stamp on the Global music scene.   

Join the 14 thousand followers on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/siababez/ 
Check out her Facebook herehttps://m.facebook.com/siababez/
Follow here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SiaBabez
Official websitehttps://siababez.com 

Daytona Rose reveals new music video for JOYRIDE

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Credits:
Directed by Nimii Hendrix Dancers courtesy of Joffrey Ballet School Summer of Hip Hop Lissette and David Lucas 
Choreographers: Charles Smith Trix Casie Tynee Goshow Jona Biddle Peter Sabasino 
Music : Lisa Peters Corey Gibson Stravos T
 
ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Daytona Rose who hails from Dublin, Ireland but resides in NYC has just announced her brand new DOUBLE A single ‘Done Up’ &’ Joyride’. 

From a young age it was evident that she loved to sing, from performing at a wedding at the age of 4 when she was flower-girl to performing solo a few years later at the the Late Late Toy Show with the National Choir.

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. There she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft.

Unsurprisingly, she was then chosen to do an exchange program in The Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the precipice for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and where she currently resides – New York City.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be, and it was in New York where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped, Lil Eddie who has worked with Kylie Minogue and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent.

Daytona is heavily inspired by peers such as Rita Ora, Jess Glyne, Little Mix, Anne Marie and Bebe Rexha. You can join over 10,000 people who are following Daytona on her journey over on her Instagram:

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee
https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose
Twitter @Daytona_rosee

Aine Tyrrell announces Summer Irish and UK Nationwide tour dates!!!

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Irish chanteuse and wandering troubadour Aine Tyrrell, returns to her beloved Ireland for a Nationwide tour in August & Sept where she will perform at Electric Picnic and more dates around the country. 

Along the touring route she will be performing tracks from her albums ‘Return to the Sea’ and ‘Queen of Swords’, both a treasure-trove of contemporary narratives and musical sojourns with a solid respect for tradition, collectively fused with a passion for adventure and travelling to new lands, both real, and musical. 

Certainly, the traditional Irish folk is in her blood, but so too are elements of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, entwined within her lyrical testaments. Her unwavering passion for justice and integrity has led to her supporting current Women’s Rights and Indigenous Rights issues through performances, social media campaigning, song writing and public speaking engagements.

A force of energy live on stage, her shows are not to be missed. 

Tour dates 2019:
 
24th August Shrewsbury Folk Festival 
25th August Ram Jam Studios, London
28th August The Swallows, Wales
31 August Electric Picnic 
4th September The Loft Bar, Shannon Golf Club 
5th September Macalla Farm, Clare Island with Emily Wurramara
6th September Westport House Concert Mayo, with Emily Wurramara
7th September Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inis Oirr with Emily Wurramara
8th September Black Gate, Galway with Emily Wurramara
10th September Ruby Sessions, Dublin with Emily Wurramara
11th September The American Bar, Belfast with Emily Wurramara
12th September Drop Dead Twice, Dublin with Emily Wurramara
14th September Levis, Ballydehob Cork with Emily Wurramara
15th September, The Jolly Roger, Sherkin Island with Emily Wurramara
18th September, Clonakilty Guitar Festival
 
 

Irish pop artist KEHLI releases debut track ‘One Last Kiss’ + Music Video

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Hailing from Dublin, 18-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.  She spent her early years at stage school, where from age 5, she studied music and professional dance including contemporary, hip-hop and ballet. 

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged a 14-year-old KEHLI to try her hands on a couple of TV music shows (usual suspects The Voice/X Factor etc.) which at such a tender age, provided invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Rehearsal footage of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let me down’ made its way onto Instagram and was met by an extremely positive response with over 22K views in its first 48hrs.  This encouraged KEHLI to continue to pursue her passion for music.

It was this experience that led to an intro to producer/songwriter MSRD – now New York/London based, who’s worked closely with KEHLI to help hone her sound.  Other collaborators include the likes of London based Cameron Gower-Poole (Anne-Marie, Raye, RAY BLK) who has worked closely on KEHLI’s forthcoming debut, a soulful, edgy, pop infused EP also featuring mixes by Josh Gudwin (Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Halsey).

With KEHLI’s debut single ‘What You Like’ due this summer, the rest of the year is on track to be an exciting one for this young Irish talent and her music.

Since release, the track has gone on to receive extremely positive reviews including the following highlights:

  • Official Charts UK ‘One to Watch’ : http://bit.ly/KEHLI-OFFICIALCHARTS-REVIEW
  • Highest new entry by Music Week in Urban Club Charts with progression to top 5 charting positions in 3 charts including  #4 on Commercial Pop Chart, # 4 on the upfront club charts, and #3 on the urban charts ( week 29th July 2019).
  • #2 Trending Nationally in Ireland according to the Irish Times (June 2019).
  • Significant radio play, with noteworthy stations in UK & IE such as BBC Radio One, Kiss FM, RTE, 98 FM and quite a few regionals in UK and IE.
  • Artist and track of the week on RTE, Beats 102-103, iRadio and 98 FM
  • Collaboration interest from various labels and artists with a large established fanbase
  • First released remix received an 8/10 club and personal score in a survey from Soul Food
  • Playlisted in a Spotify Editorial with 3 million subscribers as well as other Spotify editorial playlists with sizeable subscribers

Links:

www.kehliofficial.com 

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-Instagram

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-soundcloud

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-facebook

Spotify: http://bit.ly/KEHLI-ONELASTKISS

ALLMAN BROWN – “DUST & HEAT”

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ALLMAN BROWN – “DUST & HEAT”

As Playlisted on BBC Radio 2 from 20 July 2019

Photo credit: Flore Diamant

This level of accomplishment would be rare in a more seasoned artist, but in a debutant it is quite breathtaking” (*****) – R2 Magazine

“There’s a sensitivity to Allman Brown’s work that feels all too rare” – CLASH

“Brown’s appeal is evident via his emotionally charged vocals and thoughtful lyrics” – PopMatters

“Dust & Heat” is the latest single to be taken from UK singer-songwriter Allman Brown’s second album Darling, It’ll Be Alright, which was released on 10th May 2019. Produced by Ian Barter (Dermot Kennedy, Izzy Bizzu), it’s an acoustic pop number which showcases Brown’s preternatural vocal talent and way with an attention-grabbing chorus. 

Speaking of the new album, Brown says: “It’s a really positive record. The world is in a state these days but there are still incredible things happening. A lot of people are speaking out and coming together, there’s this counterforce to the endless tide of negativity we see every day. I wanted to feed into that, offer my own counterweight. So this record is about reassurance, about me putting some positive energy into the world.”

The single and album come off the back of a whirlwind two years for Brown. Since releasing his debut album 1000 Years in February 2017, he has toured relentlessly around the globe (UK, Europe, North America and Asia) and amassed over 110 million streams on Spotify and Apple Music combined. Previous single ‘Sweetest Thing’ alone recently surpassed 47 million streams on Spotify, as well as receiving support from BBC Introducing in London and BBC Radio 2.

In May 2019, Brown completed his second North American headline tour (15 dates), before flying back home to open for Dido at her first dates in the UK and Ireland for 15 years. This led to him being invited to perform a BBC Radio 2 live session with Michael Ball on 2nd June, and the subsequent playlisiting of “Dust & Heat” on 20th July. 

All this is in addition to regular placements on US and UK television: Brown’s songs have provided the soundtrack to shows such as The Good Doctor, Criminal Minds, Suits, Hollyoaks, Made In Chelsea and most recently the current season of ITV’s Love Island.

Links:

https://www.allmanbrown.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AllmanBrownMusic

https://www.instagram.com/allmanbrown/

/https://twitter.com/allmanbrown

Irish Troubadour & Artist – Paula Ryan Announces Details of New Album TURAS CUMADÓIR

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Release date: Friday 27 September 2019

“With the quality of the writing and performance on offer from Paula, there is nothing that can stop her…” – Irish Music Magazine  

“Irish Singer/Songwriter Paula Ryan is a unique voice in the contemporary folk world….. Insanely Talented……. Enchanting…. Humourous…Catchy…. Heartfelt… Well Honed…. Crafted….Music which will bring joy to all who hear it.” – Classic Rock Magazine

“….really powerful….what song-writing is about, making you think” Fatea

In her superb new album titled ‘TURAS CUMADÓIR’, Paula Ryan, compelling singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Tipperary in Ireland, entices us to join her enthralling “songwriter’s journey” (translated from the Gaelic language album title) through a musical landscape filled with an outstanding repertoire of potent, perceptive, self-penned songs, which are beautifully arranged and performed. 

As with Paula’s highly acclaimed previous album “Let Me Fly”, TURAS CUMADÓIR is a relative rarity nowadays – a solo album in the true sense! Resisting the trend towards guru producers, in addition to writing all 12 tracks on the album, amazingly Paula has single-handedly created all the wonderful arrangements.  In performance of  this impressive collection of highly original songs, Paula uses a fascinating variety of instruments (Marimba, Bazouki, Guitar, Bodhran, Saxophone, Low Whistle etc.) to accompany her distinctive warm skilful lead vocals which are ornamented by glorious, adeptly crafted, harmonies.   

The album opens with Vision – an inspiring call, with a blues tinged folk feel, to “open our eyes” both literally and figuratively.    Raise Our Voice continues in similar vein lyrically encouraging us to reach out across the world in an upbeat peace anthem which was the Winner of the prestigious Peace Song Prize at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, one of the UK’s top folk festivals. The inventiveness of the instrumentation used by Paula on the album is exemplified by “Garryroe”, an ode of longing for one’s childhood home and memories of times gone by and people passed on. The rhythmic hard wood tones of the Marimba and the tantalising finger-picked guitar cradle the voice and the words deftly throughout the song’s contemplation of a past that has gone forever.  However we are not to be mournful too long as with some very adroit Bodhran playing and joyous vocals Paula banishes any lingering woes with the gleeful “You Make Me Laugh”. 

 What is remarkable about this album is that within it one can find the most gentle tender love song such as “All I Wanna Do Is Hear Your Voice” alongside the stark lament-like “Caught In A Trap”, the most enthralling story song such as “Only A Cabinet Maker”,  the most fun-loving tongue-in-cheek serenade to her “Handsome Irish Man”,  the pleading cry for release from broken relationship in “I Just Wanna Let Go” and the universal celebration of the simple benefits and joys of music and singing in “Sing For Today” – all equally well written, sensitively performed and beautifully arranged. 

Paula strives not to be confined by the boundaries of any particular musical style or genre and seeks to continually expand her musical horizons.  Just as with many of the greatest songwriters (Springsteen, Mitchell, Dylan, Cohen, Morrison etc….), she also accepts no limits in terms of topics which can, and indeed should, be tackled by the songwriter.  From the sublime to the ridiculous, it’s all just waiting to be put in a song! 

With the stunning and hauntingly evocative closing track on the album –  “O My Blue Eyed One”, Paula shows that she has the ability to capture real life moments and experiences with imaginative melody and ingenious lyrics.  This song also demonstrates that Paula has the character to empathise and the craftsmanship as a songwriter to impart a viewpoint in song in a way which strikes a chord with listeners, prompts reflection, may pose questions and raise challenges but always ‘makes something magical happen’ for listener and singer alike. Even on first hearing of  “O My Blue Eyed One” it is patently obvious why this song was nominated as Track/Song of the year by the highly respected Fatea, one of the UK’s leading acoustic music magazines.

Paula Ryan’s music cannot be fixed in a specific genre, you always hear the Irish roots, but she includes all kinds of influences from other cultures. It is rare to find an entirely solo produced album as diversified, innovative, well-crafted and wonderfully presented as Turas Cumadóir. 

For more information and the latest news, please visit: www.paularyan.co

Twitter: @PaulaRyanMusic 

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Instagram @PaulaRyanMusic

Knockanstockan engages over 500,000 people across social media platforms!

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Knockanstockan’s diverse musical line-up was accompanied by additional treats for festival fans this year despite the weather, featuring new collaborations, several international artists, spectacular new stage designs, new areas to explore, an array of art installations and endless performance art in many glorious forms.

Each new addition to the festival was a tasteful continuation to the KnockanStockan we know and love with additional features both complementing and elevating the festival’s remarkable reputation. And over the course of the weekend the stats saw over 500,000 music lovers across Twitter and Instagram revel in the excitement of a shared musical experience.

Press raved about the festival over the weekend too:

Overall, with music as diverse as its audience, Knockanstockan was a complete joy. No matter who and what you are, in the end, feeling free to be yourself is the most important thing. Seldom is this more apparent than at this beautiful little festival. We’ll be back! – HOTPRESS

Some even stated a hard obvious truth…. 😉

2019 will be remembered as a phenomenal year for fans of Irish music with so many genres showing substantial growth and development. Hype has been reverberating throughout the whole scene but too often these acts that are doing so well are overlooked by festival line-ups. This year, Knockanstockan is an exception to that rule with the entire line-up feeling like a homage to Irish growth.Boasting a line-up that incorporates the vast range of sounds on display in Ireland’s musical canon right now, Knockanstockan 2019 is admirable in its dedication to eclecticism and musical inclusivity and makes itself a fore-runner as one of the country’s best mid-sized festivals.– The Thin Air

With the reach and buzz over the weekend of the festival hitting over 500,000 across social platforms, it is a clear indication that the Irish Music Scene is as vibrant and epic as it’s ever been and that indeed Knockanstockan is as vital to delivering this message. But hey! Let us look back at some of our favourite Top 3 moments of Knockanstockan 2019!!

Mango X Mathaman delivered an incredible set that set the festival goers on top form!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You’ve got to show me love @mangoxmathman @mangodassle 🤩🙌🏻🙌🏻

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BiCurious knock the socks off the crowds!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Now that’s a show! @bicuriousbandofficial stage diving with guitar ! What an epic show and how the hell does a 2 piece make so much sound?!!

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But of our top three let’s give it up for Junior Brother!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Junior Brother was so epic today 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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Sia Babez Impresses On New Single ‘Hit My Line’

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Seorsia Jack AKA ‘Sia Babez’ is an Irish/Zimbabwean solo female artist, born in 2001 in Dublin, Ireland. Fast gaining a reputation in the music industry as being an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter, Sia has been working diligently on her new and upcoming EP ‘Inception‘ which has been garnering the attention of various Grammy nominated Music Producers, A&R Executives and Management companies in both USA, UK, Europe and Africa. Her single ‘Hit My Line’ has just been released alongside an official music video:

Sia began singing at the age of 2 with her influences ranging from Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Cher, Beyonce, Bob Marley and Bobby Brown to name but a few. Her passion for music lead her to write from the age of 9. She later took up drama school and music: piano, violin, vocal coaching along with choreography to develop her talents and pursue her dream of being a performer.  

As a writer and artist her relatable lyrics, strong singing ability and cultural background has allowed her to diversify her sound to create an aesthetically pleasing, commercial RnB/Pop identity under the guise Sia Babez. Through the use of her active growing social media presence, Sia has managed to get noticed by various music industry tycoons and fans all over the world. 

Check Sia Babez out, to see what all the hype is really about, you’ll soon agree that this is an emerging act that is ready to make her stamp on the Global music scene. 

 
 
Join the 14 thousand followers on Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/siababez/ 
 
Check out her Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/siababez/
 
Follow here on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/SiaBabez
 
Official websitehttps://siababez.com